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Obituaries

Delbert L. Tholstrup

KSAL StaffAugust 29, 2022

Delbert L. Tholstrup, 89, passed away peacefully at home on August 22, 2022.  He was predeceased by parents, Harry and Grace (Thoman) Tholstrup of Concordia, Kansas and brothers Dale, Donald, Elbert, and Darold Tholstrup.  He is survived by his wife Peggy (Johnson) Tholstrup, formally of Scandia, Kansas.  They would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in October.  He is also survive...

Linda Heidel

KSAL StaffAugust 29, 2022

Linda (Kathy) Heidel, 78, gained her wings on August 18, 2022. She was a stitch above the rest! Linda was born in Manhattan, KS October 6, 1943 to George and Lillian Welch. She spent her life sewing, cake decorating, and rescuing animals. Linda was a loving person who brought joy to everyone she met. She will be deeply missed but her legacy will still live on. She was preceded in death by her p...

Eileen C. Pratt

KSAL StaffAugust 29, 2022

Eileen C. Pratt, 94, of Salina, passed away, Tuesday, August 23, 2022.  She was born August 29, 1927, in Topeka, to Nicholas and Ella (Van Hole) Lux.  She was schooled in Kansas City and worked for Western Auto.  She worked for many years at the Oasis at Kanopolis Lake and at Kansas Department of Transportation.  She married Marvin Pratt, in 1954, in Kansas City, Missouri. She was a member of ...

Donald Eugene Garris

KSAL StaffAugust 26, 2022

Donald Eugene Garris, 75, of Salina, passed away Monday, August 22, 2022. He was born May 21, 1947 in Wichita, KS.   He worked for KC International Airport as a ground crew member for 30 years, and previously served in the United States Air Force as a Sgt, while serving in Viet Nam.   He was preceded in death by his parents; Jay and Freda J. (Driver) Garris.   Surv...

Beverly Karen David

Todd PittengerAugust 24, 2022

Beverly Karen David, 84, of Salina, passed away Friday, August 19th, 2022. Beverly was born in Lamar, Colorado on October 27, 1937, a daughter of Roland Lowell and Zella Lucille (Walters) Ellenberger. Beverly became a cosmetologist; she entered this field because she loved people and cared about making them feel and look their best. Beverly instilled a sense of pride and confidence for all h...

Lisa Marie Kopfer

Todd PittengerAugust 24, 2022

Lisa Marie Kopfer, 57, of Morganville, Kansas, passed away peacefully with family by her side, on Friday, August 19, 2022 at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kansas, after a courageous battle with cancer. Lisa was born February 17, 1965, in Concordia, Kansas to Denny and Mary Trumble. Her childhood was best known for her love of horses and she spent much time riding. She won many awards for h...

James Allen Weir

Todd PittengerAugust 24, 2022

James Allen Weir, 59, passed away Friday, August 15, 2022. He was born August 14, 1963 to John B. and Seara S. (McIntosh) Weir in Salina, KS. He attended and graduated from Salina South High School. James was active in 4-H especially the horses project. He was a competitive showman throughout Jr. and Sr. high school. James went to state swimming all his high school years. He was involved in theate...

Kenneth Sherman Stout

KSAL StaffAugust 24, 2022

Kenneth Sherman Stout was born July 17, 1934. He departed this life August 22, 2022, in his home.   Kenny married the love of his life, LaDonna Walker February 27, 1954. They lived in the Salina area for most of their adult life. Together, they raised four boys.   He worked for Dillon’s of Salina for twenty years. Kenny enjoyed his time at the Rolling Hills Refuge both as s...

Elaine Louise (Jennings) Smith

Todd PittengerAugust 18, 2022

Elaine Louise (Jennings) Smith, age 94, passed away on August 8, 2022, at the Logan County Senior Living Nursing Home in Oakley.  She was born to Henry & Angeline Jennings on September 20, 1927.  Elaine was born and raised in Colby, Kansas.  After graduating from Colby High School in 1945, Elaine met the love of her life while working at Lois’ Drug Store in Colby.  Don and Elaine married...

Michael Wayne Werries

KSAL StaffAugust 15, 2022

Michael Wayne Werries, 61, of Salina, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2022.  He was born January 18, 1961, in Salina, Kansas.   He worked for Salina Planing Mill, Inc. in the wood working department.   He was preceded in death by his dad; Darrell C. Werries, brother; Randall J. Werries and grandparents.   Survivors include his mother; Lynda L. Werries of Salina a...

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